QuickCounters 1.0.0.8 Released

As Scott Colestock announced last week, a new release of QuickCounters was put up for download on the project's CodePlex site. This release includes the following new features for WCF instrumentation: Instrumentation of WCF client-side proxies: This part is done by configuring the InstrumentedClientBehavior as an endpoint behavior at the client...

Outlook 2007 Crashes

I like Office 2007, and even though the early betas were very shaky, it is now fairly reliable. The one exception was Outlook 2007, which I used all throught the beta day to day without too many issues (except for it being really slow and heavy at times). Unfortunately, I've...

Shot Down Fast...

My suggestion on per-solution code formatting settings for a (non-specified) future version of VS posted on connect was shot down fast: Only took two days for it to be closed as "Resolved (won't fix)". I knew that would happen but two things still bug me: Resolved (won't fix)? That's totally...

Resharper, CodeRush and Other VS Tools

Jeffrey Palermo commented recently on JetBrains' latest TeamCity 1.2 release. Cool, but that was not struck my interest. See, Jeffrey goes on praising Resharper and says that Scott Bellware uses it a lot. So does apparently a lot of other bloggers, from what I read constantly from people on my blogroll....

Visual Studio Code Formatting Properties and Solutions

In general terms, the options Visual Studio offers for code formatting are adequate (or at least they work for me), particularly in VS2005. Here's one suggestion that would make them even more useful for me: Make them selectable by solution. Here's the problem: I have Visual Studio configured with a...

Harry Pierson on BizTalk

Harry Pierson talked a bit about the stuff he's learning on BizTalk Server in Morning Coffee 12 entry (btw, loving them, keep it up!). Looks like he's attending a great class with Matt Milner. A few comments that sparked my interest: Harry says that conceptually BizTalk hasn't changed all that...

Make Exception Classes Serializable

A while ago there was a big fuss about correctly writing and using exceptions. Here's one of my pet peeves that I forgot to mention at that time was this: Make your exception classes serializable! Honestly, I'm sick and tired of having to debug weird SerializationExceptions because an instance of...

SSSB Adapter v1.5

The Two Connect guys (Jesus and Joel) announced the release of v1.5 of their SQL Server Service Broker adapter for BizTalk Server 2006. The trial version is now available over at their AdapterWorx site. Technorati tags: BizTalk Server, SSBS

HL7 Accelerator Installation Issues

I had never played with the HL7 Accelerator for BizTalk Server 2006 before today, but for a new project I needed to have the MLLP adapter installed so that I could look at some of the adapter configuration settings in receive locations and send ports. So I proceeded to hit...

Developers as Pawns?

There's a big discussion (no surprise there) going on at slashdot about a comment made by a former MS developer evangelist brought up as part of an ongoing lawsuit saying that "independent developers are pawns". I won't comment on the comment, but reading through the comments [sic] over at slashdot for...